Thursday, August 13, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, August 12

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Unfortunately, today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 11 new cases and another death for a total of 112 positives, 7 deaths and 60 recovered.
The state geoportal reports 18 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-3, Salina Grande-3, Salina Chica-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Aeropuerto-1, Meteorologico-1, Miraflores-1, Lol-beh-1, Canotal-1, Colonia #6-1, and zero on the mainland. It reports the Incidence rate for August 11 as 14.36.
On the national map for 8/11, the municipality reports 20 suspicious, 51 negatives (with 101 confirmed and 6 deaths).

6am--Tropical Depression #11 is expected to become a Tropical Storm later today. It poses no threats to the coasts of Q. Roo.
It is expected to maintain its westward movement at ~15mph, and to continue at this speed moving W-NW tonight & the rest of this week. Gradual strengthening is expected in the next 48 hours, with these conditions persisting until ~72 hours when models forecast gradual weakening. There is some uncertainty in the 48-60 hour period when there is an opportunity for intensifying beyond the 60 mph maximum winds that are forecast.

VIDEO of the 20 new streetlights, with 40 lamps that were recently installed in colonia La Gloria on Paseo de las Aves.

From Civil Protection & the Firefighters... Yesterday the cabs were disinfected at the downtown Taxi Stand as part of the preventative actions against Covid-19 and following the guidelines of the State Coordinator for Civil Protection we will continue in the fight without letting our guard down.


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"Reverse Sunset" (looking east from MVC)
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47
  August 4      8:29 
 August 5    9:07
August 6      9:42
August 7     10:16
August 8     11:22

 Sunset  7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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